Young leads OP girls past Clarence
Kristen Young scored twice, including the game-winner with 13 minutes remaining as Orchard Park beat Clarence, 3-2, in a matchup of top teams in ECIC I. Kathleen Cooley had the assist on Young’s goal, which she scored after putting the ball over the keeper’s hands as she came out to cut down the angle.
“It was a good play by the keeper, but the shot happen to be a little better,” said OP coach Mike Graffeo.
Cara Hanlon opened the scoring for OP (3-0, 2-0). The Quakers host Grand Island on Tuesday under the lights at 7 p.m. on the turf and travel to West Seneca West on Thursday.
Wilson beat Albion, 1-0, as Holly Rudolph scored off of a direct kick from Lauren Austin nine minutes into the second half, and Katlynne Tubo made nine saves to record her third shutout.
West Seneca Invite on course for today
The 19th West Seneca Cross Country Invitational is today at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. A field of 42 programs from Section VI, Section V, private schools, as well as Canada and Pennsylvania will compete over the 3.1-mile grassy trail course.
The first of eight races answers the gun at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The East Aurora boys and girls will be back to defend their small school titles while the Iroquois girls return as last year’s large school champs.
Barker field hockey blanks Newfane
Junior Melissa Grosshans had three goals in the second half as Barker opened defense of its Niagara-Orleans League field hockey title with a 5-0 win over Newfane. Sophomore Erika Moeller and Kelsey Blackley also scored. The Raiders have won the last seven N-O titles and last five Section VI crowns.
Hamburg keeps streak alive
The undefeated Hamburg boys soccer team ran its shutout streak to 315 minutes with a 2-0 win over Iroquois in ECIC II. The Bulldogs’ defense, led by sophomores, Pete Rindfuss and Will Smith, has only given up eight shots during the streak. Junior Shane Green had his fifth goal of the year for Hamburg.
Nick Passafiume had one goal and assist and Peter Calleri had his first shutout as Nichols beat Depew, 6-0, in the first round of the Lockport Tournament.